Fairbury IL First United Methodist Church

For October 18

Please keep the following people in your prayers:

Jordan Broquard, Jessica Rathbun, Jamison Davis, Brent Edelman, Ray Householder, Warren Ulfers, Verna Smith, Jan Metz, Ron Vedder, Brian Hopf

Scriptures this week are Malachi 3:8-10 and 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8.

Mark your calendars now for some fun events!

* There will be a progressive afternoon of music on Sunday, Nov. 5th, as the Prairie Central Clergy Assoc. hosts Music on the Move! We will travel to the various churches in our community to listen to/sing along with their choirs or bands as we worship thru music.

*We will be having a Mystery Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 12th, at 5:00 p.m.  This dinner will be suitable for all ages and will be an evening of wonderful fellowship!

*We will have a Prayer walk on Saturday, Nov. 18th. Small groups will be walking in various areas of our community and praying specifically for that area. More information will be in the newsletter for all of these events.

Consecration Sunday is Oct. 29th, with a brunch following worship. If you did not fill out a card this past Sunday, please contact the office to say whether or not you will be able to attend the brunch.

The Subway in Fairbury will be sponsoring a canned food drive from Saturday, Oct. 21st through Saturday, Oct. 28th. Anyone bringing in a canned item during that time will receive a coupon good for a $6.00 foot long sandwich. All items donated will go to the Fairbury Pantry. Also, on Sunday, Nov. 5th, starting at 1:00 p.m., the annual Thanksgiving food drive will be held. Non-perishable items should be left on front steps or porches for pickup by volunteers. Food items can also be dropped off at the church fellowship hall or at the pantry any Thursday morning between 9-11 a.m.

Upcoming Lay Servants:

Oct. 22 – Liturgist, Shelley Schahrer; Altar Flowers, Mary Lynne Bailey; Children’s Message, Pastor Ann

Oct. 29 – Liturgist, Pam Krominga; Altar Flowers, Roger and Denise Brown; Greeters, Roger and Denise Brown; Children’s Message, Sharon Monroe


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